The 6th Annual All Nations Skate Jam was a big success this past weekend – April 28 & 29. The weather was beautiful, the shredding was on, and the pros were in the house. We had Jaime Thomas and the Zero crew on site as well as Ryan Reyes, Darren Navarette, and the team from Creature. Huge supporters Vans and Tony Alva were also at the event – making hot dogs, taking pictures, and signing autographs with the rest of the pros. We’ve posted lots of photos on our photo page so be sure and check them out!
The contest, led by American Nomad Bill Danforth, was also on point. Featuring local rippers and Native youth from around the country. The Lummi Wappers came down from Washington. Lucky Day Skate Co. came from across the Southwest. West Side Boys were representing Albuquerque. Skaters from all over set their sites on killer prizes from our sponsors, including the Top Native category. Visit our photo page for a few of the top natives posing with their NDN bling.
Yes, some jerks stole the event trailer out of the parking lot of our hotel, but we’re not going to let them ruin our celebration of a successful event! If you find anyone trying to sell our limited edition Pendleton Vans please send us an email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
If you came to our event and took pictures, send them to us! Email your favorite ANSJ 6 photos to email@example.com for a chance to be our Facebook cover photo!
Thank you to everyone who helped out with the best ANSJ yet! Without our crew of volunteers we could not have had 6 super successful skate jams. We also want to thank Vans, Zero, Creature, Native Skates, Lummi Wappers, Lucky Day Skate, New Mexico Xtreme (NMX), The Mix Game Room, Pepsico, Gatorade, Frito Lay, all of our live performers, Wayne Bennett & the Short Bus, and Robert Palmer who emceed the event. You all rock and we can’t wait to see you next year for ANSJ 7!!
The countdown is over! The time is now!
The 6th Annual All Nations Skate Jam is this weekend, April 28 & 29, at Los Altos Skate Park in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for real time updates from the event.
We’ll be hangin with the pros!
Steve Van Doren and the Vans crew
Check out the Skate Jam page for all the details including the schedule of events!
Get ready for the next version of the Pendleton Vans! We’ve got new colorways in the same classic styles – Sk8r Hi, Chukka Lo, and Slip on! Check out a little preview:
This is just a sample of the shoes available EXCLUSIVELY at the Gathering of Nations Powwow and the All Nations Skate Jam – April 28 & 29 in Albuquerque, New Mexico! Don’t forget to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for all the latest updates on the event – which is just 11 days away!
It’s gunna rock!
We hope you’re getting as pumped for the 6th Annual All Nations Skate Jam as we are! It’s coming up in less than 23 days.
Last year, at the 5th Annual All Nations Skate Jam, the Smithsonian Institution was on-site to film pieces of their upcoming documentary Skateboard Nation. Airing first on May 5th at 9:00pm on the Smithsonian Chanel, this rock-umentary is described as a “high-flying, adrenaline-fueled adventure. Explore the underground movement that’s helping Native American youth throughout the U.S. soar above life’s challenges, one half-pipe at a time. Skateboarding is increasingly popular on Indian reservations, cultivating athletes, artists, entrepreneurs and mentors. From the streets of Albuquerque to New York City, from Washington, D.C. to Pine Ridge, SD, the sport is fueling a new form of self-expression and pride.”
The filmmakers visited us in Adrian, Michigan as well as other groundbreaking leaders in the Native skateboardning movement. To get us psyched for the upcoming debut of the film, they’ve put together some clips featuring some of our favorite skaters – Bryant Chapo and the West Side Boys. Check em out!
For more of this action – see you in Albuquerque April 28 & 29!
We had an awesome time in Poteau, Oklahoma for the first Oklahoma Skate Slam! It was a great event with lots of skaters coming out to the skate park. It was even featured on the local news and has been getting quite a bit of attention. Check out some photos from the event over at the Nashoba Youth Foundation’s Facebook Page. We were honored to be a part of the event but now we’ve got to get down to business, with the All Nations Skate Jam just 36 days away!
We’ll be checking in on Twitter using the hashtag #ANSJ6 so make sure to follow us and add #ANSJ6 to your own skate jam tweets. Also, we’re 161 “Likes” away from 1,000 fans on Facebook. Help us get to 1,000 BEFORE the skate jam! Let’s spread the word! We’re coming in to Albuquerque fast and it’s gunna be epic!
We’re getting psyched up about the upcoming All Nations Skate Jam.
Here is just a taste of the celebs who will be on site for the event:
Steve Van Doren
It’s going to rock! But first we’re headed south to Poteau, Oklahoma for the first annual Oklahoma Slam put on by the Nashoba Youth Foundation (NYF). These guys are bustin their butts to plan a killer event and we’re excited to be a part of it! First stop, Poteau. Next stop, ALBUQUERQUE!